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Hard walnut size knot behind right ear at hairline what is this? Sore throat hoarse voice but improving. 2nd sore throat 2months.

Hard walnut size knot behind right ear at hairline what is this?  Sore throat hoarse voice but improving.  2nd sore throat 2months.

Have it checked out: The walnut size knot is concerning if it has changed and grown recently. If it is painful or red or has any sign of drainage, you have to be concerned about a tumor. You should have it evaluated. The sore throat may be something unrelated-not sure of its significance. If it recurs or is painful or associated with fevers, you should have it evaluated. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I 've thyroid nodules, largest 3.3cm, days ago i started with ear pain, no infection, could benign nodules cause this?Massaging thyroid doesn't repeat pain

I 've thyroid nodules, largest 3.3cm, days ago i started with ear pain, no infection, could benign nodules cause this?Massaging thyroid doesn't repeat pain

not likely: Sometimes problems in the thyroid can cause pain radiating to the ears, but one would expect tenderness over the thyroid area. It is therefore unlikely that your ear pain is from the benign thyroid nodules. You should see an ENT doctor of symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Tongue sore like I bit it but didn't. Ear hurts a little too. Been to ENT. Seen nothing. PCP says tmj. Could this be cancer? No swollen nodes or sores

Tongue sore like I bit it but didn't. Ear hurts a little too. Been to ENT. Seen nothing. PCP says tmj. Could this be cancer? No swollen nodes or sores

Anything possible: But you have already been extensively evaluated without discovery of anything suspicious, and a proposed diagnosis has been made. Cancer is highly improbable - but if you are a drinker, smoker, chew tobacco or have HPV infection you should be rechecked with regularity, perhaps yearly. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule is pushing on my throat, coughing, hard to swallow, feels awful. Dont know size yet, but what indications would it be removed?

Thyroid nodule is pushing on my throat, coughing, hard to swallow, feels awful.  Dont know size yet, but what indications would it be removed?

Get evaluated: An indication to remove the thyroid due to a nodule is if it's already causing compressive symptoms. However, you need to get an ultrasound first to make sure it's a thyroid module causing your complaint and not something else. ...Read more

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Swollen lymphode left side of neck under chin, very painful to swallow/talk. No fever, cough or sore throat just swollen gland do I need antibiotics?

Swollen lymphode left side of neck under chin, very painful to swallow/talk. No fever, cough or sore throat just swollen gland do I need antibiotics?

No: First you need a diagnosis. Lymph nodes enlarge when they are working to contain an infection or a tumor, but this is not always responsive to antibiotics, particularly if due to a virus. See a doctor and have this examined. You could probably wait to see if this went down and became less tender with time before going to an er. ...Read more

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Raspy voice dry throat had it 3week no lumps in neck no sore throat feels like its near larynxs what could it be very worried thanks geoff ps i.am 65?

Raspy voice dry throat had it 3week no lumps in neck no sore throat feels like its near larynxs what could it be very worried thanks geoff ps i.am 65?

See ENT doctor: If you are a smoker then see an ENT doctor ASAP. 3 weeks of laryngitis could still be consistent with a viral laryngitis. But for peace of mind and a specific diagnosis see an ENT doctor for a fiber optic laryngoscopy under local anesthesia in the office. ...Read more

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Tsh level normal, large lump under thyroid n swollen neck glands for 3+ months pain to ear neck n shoulder l side, hoarse diff to swallow: cancer?

Tsh level normal, large lump under thyroid n swollen neck glands for 3+ months pain to ear neck n shoulder l side, hoarse diff to swallow: cancer?

Not necessarily: Something is wrong, but it doesn't mean cancer. What you describe could be an infection, a cyst, or a tumor, but it definitely needs to be diagnosed! see a doctor right away. That lump probably needs to be biopsied, and you may need a ct scan or other imaging. Don't let fear of cancer delay your diagnosis! ...Read more

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Painful right sided throat pain. Hurts to swallow. No fever. Glands don't feel up but feels tender under that side of jaw? Thanks.

Painful right sided throat pain. Hurts to swallow. No fever. Glands don't feel up but feels tender under that side of jaw? Thanks.

Any Dental Problems?: A dental problem/infection could be a possible cause for your right sided throat pain. If you have symptoms associated with any of the your teeth in the lower jaw on the right side, you may want to have an evaluation with your dentist. If there is no tooth related symptoms, you should see you family physician. ...Read more

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My symptoms are sore throat inflamed tonsils throat hurts 24/7 it hurts to breathe it feels like there is something stuck in my throat chest pain?

Seek care: The part that protects your airway called the epiglottis could be infected and could be serious or you could have an infection like an abscess at the back of the tonsil. That can be serious too! you née to see a doctor before something bad happens! ...Read more

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Sore Throat feels like raw. No voice. Had test not vocal chords. Endoscopy. What could this be?

Sore Throat feels like raw.  No voice. Had test not vocal chords. Endoscopy.  What could this be?

Some possibilities: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, parkinson's can affect voice. Much more common is reflux of stomach contents which can cause chronic irritation of the voicebox... even repeated pneumonias. allergies, post-nasal drip can irritate the throat chronically. ...Read more

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Have a swollen neck lymph node left side and a clicking in throat when swallowing had blood test..Fbc, lft, ue thyroid (not on t4) ..All normal ?.Help

Have a swollen neck lymph node left side and a clicking in throat when swallowing had blood test..Fbc, lft, ue thyroid (not on t4) ..All normal ?.Help

Throat clicking: Have your internist check you out. If the lymph nose is bigger than a cm you should observe it or try an antibiotic to see if it responds. If not see an ENT doctor who will check out your nose and throat. The clicking with swallowing may just be normal unless you have early arthritis which i doubt. An ENT will check that out. ...Read more

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Sore throat to where i can hardly swallow my own spit, swollen left submandibular gland only, headache, feels like bodys shutting down what is this?

Sore throat to where i can hardly swallow my own spit, swollen left submandibular gland only, headache, feels like bodys shutting down what is this?

Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome or flu virus with muscle aches, pains and sore throat. Fever is common with many viruses. Give the symptoms time to improve. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain and fever. Drink plenty of fluids. Get your rest and if symptoms last more than a week, consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Bump on my neck like above my adams apple. Its small. Its probably nothing but im freakingwhile. Could be it throat cancer or something?

Get a medical exam d: Instead of freaking our, find a doctor to examine you. Every lump is not a cancer. How big is this lump? How long has it been there? Unless it is bigger than nickel in size , i would not be too anxious and be thinking it is cancer. But you must show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Sept9 posted about painful lymph nodes..Since have fatigue, glands still up. Hard painless lump behind ear. Epstein virus test positive. What is it?

Sept9 posted about painful lymph nodes..Since have fatigue, glands still up. Hard painless lump behind ear. Epstein virus test positive. What is it?

Mononucleosis: Classic description of the viral illness mononucleosis. Contagious by oral contact.Self-limited, but can be chronic.No antimicrobials are needed since this is viral, but secondary streptococcus infection could require treatment. In some cases the spleen can enlarge and even rupture, so limited activity is sometimes recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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When press one tonsils feel hard bone inside.No pain not enlarged.dont have other discomfort.What is that?Is it tonsils stone?

When press one tonsils feel hard bone inside.No pain not enlarged.dont have other discomfort.What is that?Is it tonsils stone?

Possible stone: Best to see an ears nose throat ENT doctor. If it is a stone frequently you will have foul breath. It is best to have a physician examine the tonsil ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more